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9 Months Post-Partum

Thursday, May 02, 2013

I woke up so sore today ... in my arms and shoulders lol I have no idea why since Ive been walking and working my abs! I was in the habits of lifting weights and doing a routine every other day, but when I started walking and focusing on my core strength I forgot about weights ... I feel like I need a good stretch today. Im leaving in a few hours to go over to my sisters to walk, then Im coming home and walking with my neighbor, Melissa, Ive been doing a core video every morning so I want to do one again today, but Im going to do some good stretches this morning, then my ab workout, then breakfast, then weights. Im feeling smaller today, but I dont know if Ive lost weight since I only weigh on Tuesdays. Im going to change my plan a bit when it comes to food. Like lastnight, I ate french fries at 6 ... thats way too late to be eating that many carbs. Im going to stay with my breakfast, lunch and snacks that Ive been having. Im going to start eating dinner earlier (at 5) and its going to be either a LC or a WW meal, then if I get hungry later I can have a Low-Carb snack.

Leighton is doing so wonderful! He isnt crawling in a typical way, it is more an army crawl, and sometimes he looks like an inch worm lol I dont care though, he is amazing!

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HENRYNOLAN 5/6/2013 2:09PM

    what a gorgeous baby boy! as someone who has fluctuated so much, and gone from running 10k races to barely being able to play with my kids at the park and back to races and back to completely out of shape its so hard not to try and race back to where we 'were'... but i say use the knowledge you have that you most definitely can do it, since you've done it before, and enjoy your little man while he's little. my last little one is turning 4 this summer and i miss his baby days so much already!!

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CHICKIEMAUI 5/3/2013 11:45AM

    MSBEKANATOR- Yes! He is a blessing emoticon He is a wonderful baby!

CM_GARDNER78- Thank you, I needed to hear that. Youve been with me and my journey for awhile so you know how much Ive accomplished, I just dont want to see that ruined ...

Ha!! FLAMENM- So true!!!! emoticon

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FLAMENM 5/2/2013 9:32PM

    Cute baby alert!

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MSBEKANATOR 5/2/2013 10:47AM

    What a blessing you have to be able to wake up in the morning and see that smile! What a cutie. :)

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CM_GARDNER78 5/2/2013 10:32AM

    What a CUTIE!! I knew he was young, but only 9 months?! You are being WAY too hard on yourself!!! (Previous blog) You definitely need to give yourself time. I hate having to say that, as the world's most impatient person who wants results YESTERDAY, but it is the truth. It takes a year to just get your life into a regular routine, and then it's time to start adding all that other stuff in. You'll get it!!! I hope you are feeling better about everything! You've done it before, you'll DEFINITELY do it again!!! (((HUGS)))

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I need HELP!

Monday, April 29, 2013

In the past when I was 230 pounds or so, I was excited and motivated to lose weight ... now Ive been sitting at 175 for months, I have this (very short term) motivation ... what happened to the ambitious me?? Is it just that we had our 4th baby and everything makes me want to curl up and cry? Okay, not really but I do admit life can feel overwhelming a lot easier then it use to feel!! I imagine Im not the only one who goes through this .. what does everyone else do to stay on track and find time to exercise before feeling too tired to exercise? I need major advice!

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CM_GARDNER78 4/30/2013 2:01PM

    You have to give yourself TIME to get back to normal! Each baby it takes a little longer than before. I know that it is SUPER frustrating - been there, done that, bought the t-shirt - but just keep trying EVERY day!! Start small....maybe start with water daily. You can handle that, and the responsibilities around the house. Let that set in for a month, and then try something else...maybe a 10 minute video daily? Let that go for a month. Build each one slowly - GIVE YOURSELF GRACE! I would also say, even though it's not always practical, or even what you would think in your mind as a "great" workout, but involve the kids! Have them do stuff with you to get in a workout! Use waiting times at appointments to get in a quick walk while waiting. Be creative and find every nook and cranny in areas of the day that you would have not considered to use for bursts of workouts! I know it's not "ideal", and probably not what you would prefer to do...but the time to get back there will come. Just do what you can with what you have will be back to your regular workout patterns, sleep patters, eating patterns, etc. before you know it!! (((HUGS)))

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EBERKSHIRE86 4/30/2013 10:57AM

    ugh I am so with you there I hit the lowest I've been in years and haven't been able to move from there in months my motivation always comes on strong then drops off pretty quick I don't have the answer if I did I wouldn't be stuck too lol but I can say that in the past when I had success it had alot to do with doing streaks once you get a working out streak going even if it is just for 10 minutes a day it helps motivate you to keep going. Also find an accountability buddy either here or in real life and try to check in daily even if its just to say that today sucked and I failed it helps to have someone who is going through similar things to help motivate you and cheer you on. A saying I seen that really motivates me is the next few months will go by whether you workout or not. When I think about that I know that when june comes I want to be a month closer to my goals not still trying to start over again. Good luck!

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MSBEKANATOR 4/29/2013 10:17PM

    I agree with sisterpretty. Get a little here, and a little there. It will add up! I would say get up earlier to do it, but wow, if you are like me, realistically you know that will never happen, lol. I am not a morning person...
One thing a video I saw by Coach Nicole stated was to add steps to your normal routine. For example, If you have 3 things to take upstairs, make it 3 trips, not one. It is contrary to all the time management principles we've ever learned, but I just look at it as "exercise" which needs to be scheduled in anyways....
I've started to plan each day to add in just one little extra, like the extra trips putting stuff away, or parking in the furthest spot from the store in the parking lot. Now that I am getting used to doing that, I am thinking about making a game and seeing how many I can add in each day, always trying to better the previous day. We will see how that goes, lol, but oddly, it does motivate me.
So find a few things like that that motivate you and keep on! We don't always have to focus on the long term goal. As we do the little things consistently, the long term things will naturally come.
Best wishes on your journey!
And way to go on your loss so far! You have totally inspired my day!!!! emoticon


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PAMLICO-DAZE 4/29/2013 10:17PM

    It is really hard to balance exercise and family. just remember to take care of yourself or you will not be able to care for others. You need a to be a little selfish and create some time for you!

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MOONSTREAM 4/29/2013 10:10PM

    Ohhh I so empathize with your comments. And while I too am thankful for being less than my starting weight - I want to keep going and don't like being stuck. (And know WHY I am stuck). Lets keep encouraging each other! emoticon emoticon

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SISTERPRETTY 4/29/2013 9:58PM

    After working with kids...teaching...all day I have no energy to exercise so at work I run up and down the stairs, never park too close to school so that I could get a little walk in, on my feet all day...continue moving, take my class out for walks, in the playground I run races with the kids, have them do jumping jacks and push ups with me and they love it. So my advice to you would be to exercise in small increments...10 minutes here 10 minutes there...

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MYBULLDOGS 4/29/2013 9:50PM


my sister lost 105 lbs age 63 walking 15000 steps a day

i lost 44 pounds at age 61 by giving up grain and sugar products.

neither one of us has had a relapse in over a year


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Some Big Changes ...

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Ive been going through a major family crisis, but that isnt what I came here to talk about. While Ive been going through it, I have felt these changes in my life ... I got this amazing job that I love and pays good. I cut my hair, and colored it blonde. Ive been evaluating what I want out of life, how I want to feel .. everyone sets these standards for themselves, and for those around them and I am wondering why I have let myself down in so many ways for 2 too many years now .. I no longer have a newborn, my newborn is 8 months old. Im getting my energy back and I have 35 pounds to lose. Ive let food control me, Ive let my husband control me, Ive let my kids control me .. they control my time, how I feel about myself and Im done with it. I will take care of myself, I will take care of my kids and my home. I will no longer take care of my husband .. Im not his mom .. Im not a slave, Im not a maid, Im not a butler or a servant .. I am a woman, who likes to smile, to have fun, to laugh! I had lost that .. but I had a breakthrough. Goodbye fat! Goodbye unreasonable expectations! Goodbye to being controlled! Hello new world!


My 8 month old baby doll, Leighton! The most amazing and beautiful baby.

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CHICKIEMAUI 4/20/2013 7:23PM

    Thank you everyone for the encouragement! Im still holding strong, feeling very good about life now emoticon Ive been waking up early and going to the gym while everyone is still asleep, Ive been assigning chores and following through with them being done, Ive been taking "me" time. Ive been eating healthier, Ive almost totally stopped snacking ... I really feel by August (I will be 1 year Post-Partum) I will be at my Pre-Pregnancy weight! I even got myself a very cute outfit that makes me feel good about myself, to workout in! emoticon emoticon

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SANDYJGRANT 4/16/2013 10:40AM

    I had the same moment of enlightenment after 1 day on SP. It took me a while to realise but I have not been taking care of myself; I have not been a priority; I have put myself last on the list behind my husband and kids. Now that I meal plan and am excited to cook (for myself), the daily task doesn't seem so bad anymore. Grocery shopping doesn't seem so bad anymore. I work out because I'm excited to track and see progress, not just because it's my only window of time for myself. It's my exercise time. I make new 'me' time - not for doing anything I must account for. Just idle, dumb, mindless me time. I think this enlightenment must show because their has been significantly less stress in the air at home and I'm way more relaxed. I have focus now. You might be surprised at how your husband reacts when you take control of yourself and your life. Somebody has to drive. If you don't, he will. So get in the seat. Good luck! emoticon

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CM_GARDNER78 4/14/2013 1:24PM

    Your hair is cute! I love it!! Keep on keeping on! Unreasonable expectations are something you CAN overcome - it's good to reevaluate where you're at!! Way to go!! :-)

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GERARLAUR 4/14/2013 11:15AM

    Good for you. I left a controlling husband after 23 years. I wish I`d done it sooner. Good luck, you know you can do it. emoticon

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Weight Watchers

Thursday, April 04, 2013

So I started WW a few weeks ago and have lost 5 pounds so far! Im actually really happy with this program emoticon and Im sure that I will get back down to my pre-pregnancy weight 1 year post-partum, so Aug 1 emoticon

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MOONSTREAM 4/7/2013 8:38AM

    Whatever! emoticon emoticon

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CM_GARDNER78 4/4/2013 9:54PM

    Yay for finding programs that work!! :-) Way to go!! Keep at it - you look great! :-)

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 4/4/2013 9:13PM

    Congrats on your weight loss so far!! Good luck on your journey!

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Paleo Diet - Review

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Im not doing Paleo, but my husband is. Heres his take on it!

Check it, I think you will find it intersting!

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VICKI-BISHOP56 2/20/2013 5:06PM

  I tend to agree with the second half of it. Adopt the military diet and exercise like they do, and most people will be fit in no time.
I hope your hubby finds what works best for him. emoticon emoticon

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